As dancers our summer is about relaxing after end of year performances, frolicking on beach holidays and giving your body/ brain a hiatus from classes. Performance Medicine physios totally agree in time off to relax the mind, body and soul, BUT please please please be careful of stopping too much!!
Going to dancing class is part of our weekly strengthening regime as every tendu and plie performed at the barre, every saute in the centre and every turning preparation sequence is a dancers version of doing her bicep curls and squats at the gym. Strength is the key to improving and avoiding chances of injury.
In lieu of not being in class over summer holidays, here’s 5 ways to keep strong over summer…
Take up some of these tips and you’re less likely to be a dancer who gets injured in the first few weeks of full time programs or back in class because you never lost what you worked so hard for in 2015.